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Old 06-16-2012, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I was thinking of taking a few days next week and driving through Montrose. Telluride, Cortez, Durango, and the Million Dollar Highway.

How much smoke have you folks been getting from the New Mexico forest fire?

Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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None. It's been clear and very pleasant. I would bring a light jacket.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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None. It's been clear and very pleasant. I would bring a light jacket.
Cool, thanks! Heading out on Wednesday through Sunday!

Vincent
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Stop at Pannys Pizza in Ridgway for the best pizza on the planet.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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I haven't eaten at Pannys so I have no base of comparison. However, the pizza at The Colorado Boy Brewery in downtown Ridgway is pretty darn good AND you can enhance your pizza experience with one or more of their own brews.

If you make it to Ouray, be sure to visit the vapor cave at the Weisbaden Hot Springs Resort and take the steep by short hike to the lower waterfalls. You can extend the hike by another mile, by taking the trail to the left. It follows a bench, then descends down to the road at the visitors center, which is just a half mile away from Weisbaden.

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Old 06-17-2012, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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^ Panny's is a LOT better.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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Maybe I'll try Pannys the next time I'm down that way. Does Pannys have any Colorado microbrews on tap? Also wondering if you might have eaten pizza at The Hot Tomato in Fruita. In my belly, Hot Tomatao pizza is the best pizza on the planet. Hoping you've tasted both, so that you can provide a comparison based on your taste buds.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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Here is some accurate, up-to-date information, since I was just through there today. The big smoke producer is the Sand Creek fire northwest of Pagosa Springs. For the most part, the smoke is staying east of Bayfield and not reaching as far west as Durango. That said, a wind change could easily blow it into that area. This morning, the smoke was choking along US160 where it crosses the Piedra River between Pagosa and Bayfield. A fair amount of smoke in Pagosa, too.

All of this assumes no new fires start. The whole area is a tinderbox--ready to go.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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jazzlover wrote:
All of this assumes no new fires start.
This is the most optimistic sentence I've ever seen you write!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well now there is smoke from a large fire in Ely, Nevada in the western slope being carried by these howling westerly winds.
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